Compulsory courses
Classical Mechanics Year 1 / Semester 1
The course gives an introduction to classical non-relativistic and relativistic mechanics, Lagrange and Hamilton formalism.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Ipsita Mandal
Mathematical Modelling Year 1 / Semester 1
Distributions, Fourier transform, Green's functions, applications to differential equations.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Paul Francis de Medeiros
Statistical modeling and simulation Year 1 / Semester 1
This course provides a foundation for problem solving in technology, science and economy using statistical modeling, simulation and analysis.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Stein Andreas Bethuelsen
Master Thesis Mathematics and Physics Year 1 / Semester 2
The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a given assignment.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies, except the master's thesis of 60 ECTS that run over two semesters. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.
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Study points: 60
Course teacher:
Helge Bøvik Larsen

Specialization choice

Course group Matematics - choose 3 courses
Topology and Symmetry Year 1 / Semester 2
The course gives an introduction to topology, symmetry groups and their applications.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Paul Francis de Medeiros
Mathematical Analysis II Year 1 / Semester 2
The course gives an introduction to Functional Analysis, Paley-Wiener spaces, sampling and interpolation of continuous functions.
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Study points: 10
Course teacher:
Alexander Ulanovskii
Algebraic Geometry Year 1 / Semester 2
Introduction to algebraic geometry, emphasizing basic properties and examples of varieties and maps between varieties.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Martin Gunnar Gulbrandsen
Generalized linear models Year 1 / Semester 2
Introduction to glm, which is a generalization of (multiple) regression for normally distributed responses to responses from a larger class of distributions, especially discrete responses. Theory for glm’s with application to regression for normally distributed data, logistic regression for binary and multinomial data; Poisson regression and survival analysis. Applications to data, principles of statistical modeling, estimation and inference are emphasized. Likelihood theory.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Jörn Schulz
Course group Physics - choose 3 courses
General Relativity and Cosmology Year 1 / Semester 2
The course gives an introduction to the General Theory of Relativity and its cosmological consequences.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Germano Nardini
Many-body Quantum Mechanics Year 1 / Semester 2
The course gives an introduction to many-body quantum theory, in particular relativistic quantum field theory.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Alexander Karl Rothkopf
X-ray and Neutron scattering Year 1 / Semester 2
Introduction to X-ray and Neutron scattering. The course covers the basic physical principles underlying the interaction of X-ray and neutrons with matter, as well as the physics behind standard experimental techniques used to understand the structure and dynamical processes in matter.
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Study points: 10
Course teacher:
Olena Zavorotynska
Materials Science Year 1 / Semester 2
With these subjects the student will be able to understand the basis of solid state physics, such as
Solid state concepts; Phonons; Lattice and magnetic excitations in solids;
Force field methods; Hartree and Hartree-Fock theory; Density-Functional theory; Basis sets; Pseudopotentials; Molecular dynamics;
Functional properties of different types of materials;
Experimental methods for material characterization;
The student will be able to apply these concepts on state of the art research topics.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Eva Rauls

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.